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9/23/17 11:28 A

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Back from Myrtle Beach. We had great weather. Today I'm going to clean up our camper and do laundry. It's in the 80's here in Virginia.

While on vacation, I got an email from my Oregon client saying they don't need my services any longer (the contract was renewed in June through December 2017). So I figure I'm 99% retired. I don't have to watch the day or the clock for teleconferences. I'll still stay on with my company through December, just in case my client needs my assistance or there's any other project work my manager might want me to do. I plan to do a lot more quilting!

Bev - glad to hear DH's surgery went well. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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9/23/17 10:13 A

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We have been above normal temps the past few day, upper 80 and 90's. Supposed to back to normal mid week (upper 60,s). Off course or blower on the ac has decided to go out. Have not felt like doing much with wool.

Bev, the blending board can be used for making variegated yarn, but it can also be used to blend wool and other fibers such as silk and cotton.

I am going to sew for a while today. I hope to start putting rows of blocks together.

Last week at quilt guild we made these little pillow covers for cancer kids. I am hope to make a few more using up some of my stash.

Have a good day.

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9/23/17 7:17 A

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Up already in the Dells! Will be heading further north soon! I sure as heck it's cooler up there because it was 96 here yesterday! Don't know what it was at home but probably hotter!

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9/23/17 6:28 A

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THe older we get the longer it takes to heal. WE all know that but dont always want to accept it. No quilting today. Off to the FSU football game. I sure hope we show up to play. Carol

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Julie, sounds like fun to me. Do you use the blender board to make variegated yarn, or am I thinking of something else?

I worked half a day, but it was ok. Had to get hubby a cover for his arm so he can shower. Not gonna spend 2 weeks not showering. He took it easy today and slept most of the afternoon while I was at work. Tomorrow will be the worst day, then he should start feeling better. He figured out he will be in a splint/cast for at least 6 weeks, wasn't happy, but will deal. All in all, he is doing well.



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I am taking the day off from homework and am going to sew. I want to get my splendid quilt top put together and added to my UFO's that need to be quilted. It is taking up a lot of room on my sewing and cutting tables.

DH is trying out the blending board. His colors are fun.

Bev, I hope DH heals well.

Have a good day.

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9/22/17 6:06 A

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Men are not good patients, especially mine. Have fun LInda on your trip! Julie, post some pics of your hobby! It sounds fascinating. Our guild had their basket bazaar last night. I only bought a few tickets and thankfully did not win anything. Half of it I donated I think. It was a long meeting as we also had a local shop speaker. Pam, it looks like you have been shopping! I came home with some fabric from the free table for the church. So glad to have the install done from yesterday. It was cluttering up my foyer. Tomorrow, we leave early to go to FSU for the first game. They lost the first one to ALabama, quarterback injured and out for the season, next two games cancelled due to Irma. AS the rest of the football world has been carrying on, we've been non existent. Hopefully tomorrow won't be a blow out with a new unknown quarterback. Carol

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Linda have a safe trip.

Thanks for the prayers everyone. Hubby came through the surgery with flying colors, though he would disagree with me on that. It took much longer than expected and he is not as functional as he thought he would be. So, he will not be working this weekend. He will have a splint for 2 weeks, then a splint for up to 6 more weeks. But for now he is just trying to flex and extend his fingers.

It has been a long day, so I will be going to bed soon. Good evening everyone.

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Packed! Quilt is packed and ready for me to spend lots of time with it next week. I also packed a bag with fleece that I'm doing crocheted edges on. I did a test run on a 16" square and it is really cute. My cousin's son's wife is expecting twin girls and we're invited to a shower in October so I'm going to make 2 of those to put with the gift for "comfort" blankies. I think they will like them a lot. I'll take a picture of it sometime and show you. I threw my yoga mat in and thought maybe I'd do some floor exercises besides getting out and walking when the weather is suitable.
Julie, I'll wave when I go through Madison tomorrow afternoon! emoticon

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One of the last trips I took with my mom was to Biltmore. It was a week long trip with a group from moms church. We had a nice time but the day at BIltmore was a long one and a little to much for my mom. I would find places for mom to sit while I explored the gardens.

We got out of the house this morning for a few hours. Went to the woodworking store and then to the Spry Whimsy which is a spinning, knitting, felting shop. This is the store that hosted our Master spinning class. I bought some alpaca fiber to spin.

I have been working on more of my spinning homework. I only have one more spinning task and a couple of writing tasks than on to my final project. I have the wool for my final project washed and carded.

Bev, I hope DH heals quickly.
All who are traveling have fun and be safe.

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Bev praying for positive results.

Linda soon you get peace and quite!

Carol,was to The Quilt Shop! Sorry about your car.

Bev the one ornament would make nice table decorations quick and easy or so they sound. Need scraps of fabric or a set scheme, glue and binder clips, and chopsticks for "flowers".

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Pam, there is a great shop in Bird in Hand right on the road. The top floor is very well priced fabrics of all kinds. The basement floor is Amish fabrics and notions. You should drive right by it from Intercourse. I think it is called The Quilt shop or something simple but when we were up there a couple of years ago with my cousin, we easily found it by driving and looking for it. We had been there once before and wanted to go back. Two more weeks to our trip. I thought we were leaving on a Thursday to find out it was Wed we are leaving. Lost a day.
Last night at the club, we came out to our car to find someone had broken into it. Hubby always locks he but maybe not. Nothing was taken but someone left a coffee mug in it, strewed our cds on the seat, put on the parking brake and turned off the lights. Going to see if the camera that is installed at the club shows anything. Carol

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Bev, good luck to your hubby today.
Carol, have a good visit with your friend.
Only 28 more hours until we leave for vacation. I am so ready! I have my annual mammogram this morning (like I didn't have enough to do). Please say a prayer that I have no problems.


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Daisy Chick. Woot woot. You rock gal!
MSQC is a dream trip! I would love to go there some day! Was to Zook's in Intetcourse today and 2 other shops and had a beast! So much fabric so little time! LOL

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Yup, I agree, no storm chasing for me, but he LOVES it.

I have never been to Missouri Star Quilting, but it is on my bucket list. If you go please give us a report. My mother in law went to Biltmore Castle on a tour sponsored by our local bank. She loved it, but they didn't pay that much.

Carol, I bet you and Barbara will have a blast.

Hubby's surgery is scheduled for 7:30 in the morning. He is hoping they do it under a local anesthetic so he can watch. He tried to watch them repair his Achilles tendon, but kept wiggling and the doc had them put him out. I know it sounds odd, but he loves that stuff.

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My English friend Barbara is coming to Virginia Beach last week of October and she wanted me to come and see her. Her husband has a conference to attend so I found a not too expensive ticket to fly up there for a couple of days and go shopping at all the quilt shops. I"ll still be getting over jet lag from our River Cruise but I can make it. Carol

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LOL That's what I was thinking and what can Biltmore give me? With the MSQC I can buy fabrics and make gifts for loved ones. It's a win, win, I think.

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Well I guess if you compare it to Biltmore Castle, it's a bargain! emoticon

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We have talked about MSQC but haven't done it yet. It would be somewhat on the way to KC to visit my husbands brother. We had hoped to do it this past spring but it didn't happen.

Another day doing spinning home work only to spinning tasks and few writing. I then will need to spin my yarn for my final project.

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LOL My dh was going to send us to Biltmore Castle and that was going to be about $3k and we've been there done that and now it seems they nickle and dime you to death. I'm not interested in that. I know if I go to MSQC I won't spend three grand. LOL Can you imagine the amount of fabric for that money?! emoticon

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Never been to MSQC but would love to go sometime. It's at least a 6 hour drive from here. Unless you have a lot of self control, that might cost lots of $$$$! emoticon

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adrenaline junkies? I heard a 16 year old boy died surfing in Hurricane Irma in Barbados. Did his parents know where he went? I mean, as a parent, I wouldn't let my kid leave me during a hurricane, let alone go surfing. Even if he was competing. It's just dumb and for what? Now he's dead.

Has anyone been to Missouri Start Quilt Company in Hamilton MO? I'm thinking about going for my birthday. I want to do something special, but I'm not sure what to do that won't cost a ton of money.

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Yes, storm chasing seems kind of silly. Why put yourself in harms way?

Getting really excited to leave on this trip. Customers are driving me crazy! emoticon

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Yes, Daisy, that is wonderful. And a storm chaser Bev. What an idiot, pardon my french. Carol

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Daisy*chick, that is awesome!

Yup, you better get packed, Linda.

Hubby's surgery will be early Thursday, so that is good. Hopefully we will be home in time for breakfast dinner and everyone can make sure he is really ok.

One of our crazy friends is a storm chaser and has gone to Puerto Rico to cover Maria. Please say a prayer for Bret, please. I don't know how his wife handles it.

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Linda, we are in Marshall which is just outside of Madison, WI.

We are having another nice day, it supposed to stay warm but the humidity is coming back tomorrow.

Today I am doing laundry and working on my spinning homework. I hope to have all the work completed in the next two weeks and then start putting it all together for grading.

Have a good day.

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Someone who is athletic like your husband, Bev, is hard to keep down. They forget they are aging and press on doing things they always did. Getting old is not for sissies. Maybe I should stay off my bicycle until after my trip in October. In case I crash it. Carol

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Good for you Daisy!
Sorry to hear about hubby's arm problems. Yeah, that getting older makes recovery a little harder.
Tonight I really need to pull out a suitcase and pack up for Friday. Keep putting it off.
Headed to take car for oil change this morning.
Have a good day all. Linda

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Hello all, safe from hurricanes here in Washington. Recovering from sinus infection. Almost down 30.

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Linda, that sounds like our football traffic around here.

Hubby got to see his MRI results today. There is a complete rupture of the tendon. He was hoping it was only a partial tear, but nope. He never does anything half way. About 27 years ago he ruptured his Achilles tendon, and it took over a year to get over that one, so he knows what he is in for. The arm should not be quite as bad, but he isn't as young either.

Let's hope Hurricanes Jose and Maria stay way away.

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Julie, what town do you live near? We try to go up to some part of Wisconsin several times a year.

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Linda, have fun. The trip sounds so relaxing. I had a stressful appmt and so came home and flopped into bed for a two hour nap. Dinner at Ruby Tuesdays tongiht. Carol

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Linda, I live about an hour south of the Dells.

Bev, hope DH's surgery goes well.

I have been working on spinning homework today. Only have a few more spinning activities to do but I have a fair amount of writing and then printing and putting the home work together to get ready to send to Tennessee for grading.

Have a good evening.

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Bev please keep us posted on the surgery and out come.

Linda, I love the Dells and Wisconsin this time of year sounds wonderful. Quilt till your fingers cramp! LOL

We are going to a mountain area today to have lunch with friends so I am hoping to see some trees with color changing. It has gotten warm again, yesterday it was 85! So much for cooler weather for me.

Have a great day all!

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This is going to be a busy week leading up to VACATION! We are leaving Friday at noon to head north to Wisconsin. Spending the night in the Dells, then on to Siren, Wisconsin. We would have waited and left Saturday but there is a Cranberry festival off the main expressway this weekend and one time we got stuck in traffic for hours in that mess. It's pretty bad when you can carry on a conversation with the people in the car next to you! emoticon
I have my quilt ready to take along to work on (hubby fishes--I don't care to). I can get some major quilting done in a week with no interruptions.
Everyone have a great Monday! Linda

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Can't say today was a lazy day, but don't feel like we accomplished much. Had the continuing education program 1-4:30 and 1.5 hour drive each way. While we were there got an alert on my phone that the camera in the back yard had been activated. Looked to see who it was and future son-in-law was mowing the yard for us. He also picked up all the limbs in our yard and neighbor's yard. Bless him.

Hopefully we will find out tomorrow what time hubby has his surgery Thursday. So far it hasn't hurt much, but does twinge when he moves it wrong. Keeping it in a sling and hope he will have an air splint after surgery. He is really feeling bad because we were supposed to take some bike trips over the next couple of weeks, but we will just have to hike instead. Life is an adventure.

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Sunday was a lazy day. Lunch with daughter, visit to cemetery, drinks and snacks with friends for dinner, sort of and now relaxing, which we need. Yesterday was action packed at my brother's with helping to get sofa up higher so sitting and more important getting up was easier. The legs on the sofa were such that purchased leg risers could not be used. Hubby fixed that in record time.

Tomorrow we are meeting friends for lunch and nothing planed in the evening. Tuesday is planed as is Wednesday, but nothing Thursday the day before we leave to go to daughter in Farifax, VA.

Carol finish out your med's. Not good to start and stop those. When my hubby had the dose pack it was a weening off of them towards the end.

Linda I bet you are glad you are done with them. Hard to lose weight when taking that medicine.

Bev don't try to do too much. You make me tired when I read all that you did. LOL

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I am taking the prednisone in the am but hopefully, I can sleep tonight. Carol

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Carol, when the pharmacist gave me the prednisone a couple of weeks ago, he told me to take it all at once and to take it in the morning so it wouldn't interfere with my sleep. So that's when I took it, and it didn't. I finished mine yesterday. Linda

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I thought the prednisone could be the culprit and that is why I went off it but I need to keep taking it. I had a good nap yesterday, twice and a good night's sleep so hopefully today will be better. We had changed laundry detergents back in August and when this rash started, I went back to the original. Another thing that happened is I've been taking 1000 mg of Magnesium daily. The doc told me not to take it while on meds but after I went off the prednisone, I took 500 mg for 2 days. The rash came back. Also drank red wine. Hard to know. Stopped the MG again. Maybe the rash just never reallly cleared up. Carol

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Carol, it may be the prednisone interfering with your sleep. Have you changed laundry detergent or anything that could be causing the rash?

Pam, I bet you are tired. All that running around and getting out of your routine is hard.

Hubby didn't want to sit around all day, so this morning we went for a hike. He is able to walk, just can't lift or carry with his arm, so I carried the pack with the water. It certainly was hot. Grilled up a bunch of chicken and roasted some veggies for lunch. Have enough left for lunch tomorrow. Tomorrow we have to go to a continuing education class that will eat up my afternoon. I sure do hate these things. Hopefully we will get back in time for me to sew before bed.

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Pam and Julie, enjoy yourselves! You deserve it. Carol

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I have been having a quiet day at home. I finished cleaning around 10:30 and around noon headed into buy a few groceries for my brothers visit. We are going out tonight but need stuff for breakfast tomorrow. I then spent the afternoon sewing. I have the sashing around all the blocks and the sashing for in between the blocks.

Planning on working on spinning homework over the next week and see if I can get it done.

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okay gals, my day was busy but not like yours! We went to a friends house and then all of us went out for lunch and had some nice haddock. Then back to room for a quick lay down and read for 1/2 hour and 40 min. nap. Then quick slice of pizza and off to see other friends. Got back about 10:00 and news and reading and bed. Today we will once again be driving in the car for 1 1/2 hours to see my oldest brother and his family who happens to live near Meg!. Wish I could squeeze a quick run over to see her, but you know what happens when quilters get together, it is never quick! I will be pooped when we get home.

So keeping busy, not burning any calories, but consuming many. LOL

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Bev, what a day. I was busy all day but not sure if I accomplished much. I thought my rash had cleared up but it seems to be back this morning. I stopped taking the prednisone so will start that up again. I've been waking up so early I thought the prednisone was keeping me loopy. Woke to go to the bathroom at 4:00 am and then could not go back to sleep again. Did the same yesterday and then when I tried to take my usual nap, my mind was racing so much I could not. Had lunch with a BLE friend and then went to 4 fabric stores in Destin. Did not buy much so that was good. The first was a drapery store and I was looking for a specific fabric. As I was walking in the door a woman was coming out and she looked at me and called my name. It was a client from long ago. Her husband had died last year and she is getting ready to redecorate. She wants me to call her and set up an appmt. I find clients in the strangest ways. I think I am going to retire and then something like this happens. Carol

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Today was chase your tail day. There was another raccoon in the trap, but DH and his friend went for their bike ride, and we planned to take him to the national forest after lunch. I ate breakfast, put away some laundry, then got a shower and washed my hair. About 10 I noticed a missed call from hubby so called him back and seems he tore his distal bicep tendon. He called his ortho doc, he hadn't come to the office, but the nurse said she knew he would want an MRI, so made arrangements and we went to be worked in. Then DD called and their shirts for Alumni Band tonight hadn't arrived, so called a friend that does heat press and took her a shirt. After lunch the doc called, surgery next Thursday. hubby can work but no lifting or stretching, should be out of work only Thursday, and may or may not have a cast. Then we took the trash panda to the woods, I cleaned the porch (yup he made a mess), collected the grands, DD and her step kids and went to the stadium for the football game. It was fun watching all the alumni (some in their 80's) on the field. Some didn't have their instruments anymore, so they played kazoos. The ball game started and within 2 minutes we were down by 14 points. At the end of the first quarter it wasn't any better, so we left. Didn't accomplish a thing today, but stayed busy all day.

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I have been cleaning this AM and doing a little sewing when I take a break. I am tired today that is probably because of my 5 am workout. Came home and took a nap til 8.

DH does most of the wool washing. I help between loads to separate out clumps. I think he is done for today. He has been keeping the drum carder going he is working on Elly's lamb fleece. Will be able to start spinning it soon. I haven't touched my wheel all week.

Well it's time to get to cleaning, have a good day.

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Tired and need a down day, which today will sort of be. Enjoyed visiting with my one brother yesterday and then friends visit with dinner at a local dinner. Ate too much yesterday, tried not to but id did. I did have salad for lunch and soup and then soup and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich for dinner, but they were only 3 hours apart!
Hoping to do better today. Lunch with a girlfriend who just had cataracts done, then tonight a visit with girlfriend and her hubby, so dinner in between there somewhere. Have NOT seen a scale for over 2 weeks. Yikes, that will not be good!

Carol you sure are making progress in your sewing area. When I get home I MUST get rid of books that I was given on quilting and sewing.

Linda, I like your plan to do hand work while "fishing" LOL and the chickens quilt will be lovely.

Bev sounds like those wedding plans are on target.

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Yes, Bev. I will send you an email later today.
I always think I'm getting organized but I seem to keep moving the piles over and then I just have more "stuff" to sort through! Way too much STUFF!
Yes, those hands should be really soft with all that wool!
I'm trying to decide if I should take my sewing machine up north with me next Saturday when we go to Wisconsin "fishing" (someone fishes--someone else doesn't emoticon ). Or just take my Winter Solstice and dedicate the whole week to that.
Gotta go. Clothes in washer are calling me. Have a great day and a great weekend! Linda

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Maybe I can inspire you to "get organized" BEV. We can change the name of the thread to Let's get Bev and Carol organized. It has been over a year since it started and it has encouraged me. The sewing table investment was the best investment ever. And moving my project table and Platinum 16 switching places has opened up the space. I took my two tables to the church for the quilters and they were thrilled with them. Perfect for storing the huge bins of sheets we have, one under the table and the tops are reserved for smaller bins and finished quilts. I was going to order a corner table from Ikea to complete the look but I think I am going to hold off on it for now. It is pretty open and airy right now and the dogs are just getting used to it. Carol

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Wow, Julie. Sounds like a lot of work. Bet you have the softest hands in town from all the wool.

DD's shoes for the wedding came in today. They are very blingy and so her, she is excited. Think we will try to go to the local junk store and look for old windows to use instead of an arch. She got 2 free at work, so if we can get 3 more in different sizes we will use those. If not, the 2 we have can be used for the reception table. I think she has decided to give up on making the flowers and just get artificial flowers and make the arrangements. Things are coming along.

Had to "find something" in my sewing room today. As soon as I finish quilting this one I REALLY have to some sorting. I have a retreat coming and need to get some projects together anyway, so may as well make it "a two bird stone". Tomorrow hubby and his friend will be doing another bike ride, so maybe I can finish the quilting.

Tomorrow night the alumni band members will be performing, so we will probably go cheer them on. Oldest DD didn't want to participate, but youngest will be twirling. They had practice tonight, said none of them could catch a 1 turn. It has only been 13 years, what's with that?

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Linda, if you seriously want this box full of charms, I will ship them to you. An assortment of colors and age of them. Carol

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Cleaning and doing laundry this am. I hope to get the second floor of our house done today. Just need to vacuum our room and the hall. Then when laundry is done I will tackle th bath room. My brother is coming on Saturday for a visit.

DH has a pile of wool sitting by the carder ready to go for when he gets back from getting corn.

We got our washing machine we will be using to wash wool. Tried on fleece yesterday it is sitting on the freezer on the back porch drying. We are washing out on the deck and will also dry the wool there but it was late last night so we put the wool on the back porch. Once we are done washing for the fall we will move the washer on to the back porch for the winter.

Back to my cleaning.

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I'll take one Carol.

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Bev, the basket I made is going to the guild for our Bazaar on Thursday. I'll probably find more stuff today. I need to get a bag of candy for it. Yesterday I sorted strips and squares. And then I have been cutting scraps into usable sizes. I have a stack of 5" charms and went through them yesterday to make the card trick quilt. After I got them sorted, I thought, why I am spending time using up these ugly old squares when I have perfectly new charm packs or layer cakes I could use. Duh. No more wasting time on old ugly stuff. Who wants a shoe box full of 5" charms? I will gladly send it. Carol

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Linda, I think chickens would be perfect for a nursing home quilt.

Pam, you will be home soon.

Carol, the basket sounds nice. Do you exchange baskets at Christmas?

Julie, maybe you need to reserve time on the carder.

Tomorrow hubby, his friend from TN, and another friend from KY will be hiking. I'm staying home to sew, way too much testosterone for me. Good news, I won't have to drop them off or pick them up.

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My new accuquilt Go came today so I think I will get it and open the box and maybe play a bit. Still sorting and have a nice pile of scraps in various strips sizes and squares. I even cut out a quilt. I emptied a basket that has a Christmas velvet liner with bells and I think I am going to make up a CHristmas donation basket to take to guild. I have a kit that is a candle holder and an extra yankee candle that I can put in it and some Christmas fabric that needs a home. And probably a few notions as well. Carol

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I finally got some sewing time in yesterday. I alternated between cleaning, sewing and doing laundry. I am working on my Splendid Sampler quilt top. It is going slow because of the number of blocks and sashing I decided to put between the blocks, lots of little pieces.

I also got the binding of one my kids quilt done while watching TV last evening. I have 5 more to go before next Thursdays quilt guild meeting.

DH has been using the drum carder so I haven't had much time on it.

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A way to donate to Hurricane Harvey! Art Gallery fabrics is giving a fat quarter bundle to anyone who sends in a completed quilt to them for Harvey. That bundle would easily pay for the shipping involved and I'm sure my husband would love to see a quilt leave the house. I might be sending the scrappy quilt made from shirts as selling it probably won't happen. Carol

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I I know what you mean Pam, a day without sewing is a day without our passion! So therapeutic. Bev, so glad you like everything. One woman had a custom die made using a fat quarter. I think whatever dies are made, the patterns are kept at that company and you can request a repeat. She had posted the die # on Quiltville's facebook. Nancy, have fun. Meg, got your charm pack. It is unusual and I'm trying to think the best way to use it. Might not happen right away. Pam, get some rest and relax. Good that your home was spared. Amy, happy you are back into sewing. Carol

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Came through the storm and our house is okay, just some tree limbs down. My neighbor was kind enough to send me pictures.

Happy Birthday Bev, hope you make it special!

I love getting stuff in the mail and when I can really use it even more so.

I miss my sewing machine. That is my de-stressing thing.

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Oh Bev! I think there's no question they WILL ride home in the back of the truck! emoticon

Guild workshop this morning and meeting this afternoon. I am using my chicken prints (I have a rather large collection) for my project. I'm sure some older person in the nursing home will love having a lap quilt with chickens on it (I would) emoticon

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Carol, package arrived yesterday, thank you so much! Love the patterns, thanks for the extras. I'm working on the design to get pricing. I'm excited to find out I can get a custom die. Thanks you enabler.

Meg, the batting arrived yesterday, too. It will be perfect for the wall hangings, thanks.

Nancy, enjoy Myrtle Beach. I could use some beach time myself.

DH's friend really really really wants to do a bike ride, so they compromised. He brought his mountain bike and I'm supposed to take them to a trail head and they will ride back to the city's water shed lake. That will be about 30 miles on squishy muddy woods roads and trails. They may ride home in the back of the truck.





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Happy belated birthday Bev.
So glad to hear that no one here suffered major damage with Irma.
I have been working on my Kwik Krazy quilt blocks. In fact all three sets are done and sewn together. Simple borders are left and then it will be a top. A few things I'm not looking forward to are coming up later this week. I'm learning a few things the hard way.

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We have been having really nice weather here in Wisconsin. I posted a blog about my weekend at the Sheep Festival if you are interested.

I have been doing some cleaning and washing bedding. My brother is coming this weekend and the bed has been sitting since after Christmas, so I am freshening it up. I am also getting some sewing in between cleaning and laundry.

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Thank you Irma and goodbye! Carol

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We're to get rain here today in central Virginia - remnants of Irma.

I'm getting ready to go to Myrtle Beach. We're suppose d to leave tomorrow. The camper is ready. House cleaning today and gathering up last minute items, which we'll pack before we leave. I need to put together some English paper piecing items to take with me. It's one of my quilt club's projects for this year.

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Happy belated birthdays! I'm glad everyone in Irma's path is okay. We only got grey days and a bit of rain and a few gusts of wind. The power did go out for about an hour just as we sat down to eat last night. The wind wasn't even blowing at the time, so something must have happened down the road to cause it. The path of the storm had been forecast to go over us, but then it changed it's mind and went to see Bev instead.


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THe post office was closed here yesterday so maybe you will get your package today Bev. www.customshapepros.com/
Enabling again, including the website for the company that makes custom dies for accuquilt. I'm featured in the newsletter for Coastal Stitches in Destin where I made a bag for the shop. Will include it when I figure out how to copy it. Carol

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Carol, glad Irma passed you by. We have had steady rain all day, and a bit of wind off and on. We were visiting some friends and their power went off. There were scattered outages due to downed limbs and trees. The power company did a wonderful job getting the power back. The tropical storm warning was canceled about 6 and now we are just expecting rain tomorrow and part of Wed. Could have been so much worse.

Linda, I turned 63 on the 10th. Have fun at your guild meeting.

Julie, hope rehearsal went well.

The grands will be with us again tomorrow, then back to school on Wed. DH and his friend have decided not to ride the Natches Trace and just do some rides close to home. So Wed they will be out riding most of the day, perhaps I can get some sewing in.

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They showed pics of Jacksonville homes on the news that are greatly eroded on the beach. Last year started with Matthew and this year with Irma. One home fell over. They still can't get into the Keys to determine if the bridges held. I commend Governor Scott for the excellent job he has done, warning people, being prepared, prepositioning supplies and help and Electrical help. A lot of people without power. Thank you God for keeping us safe. Carol

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Thank you Carol for the feedback. I really appreciate it. I have friends in Wellington, but I haven't heard from her yet.

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I hope everyone in the path of Irma are safe. I have friends with a winter home in Naples but haven't heard if they have damage our not. They are here in Madison for the summer.

Football is a big thing around here between the Packers and UW badgers. I like watching football but I mainly follow the Packers and somewhat the Lions.

I am off to orchestra for our first rehearsal. The high school we meet at is under construction so parking maybe interesting.

Have a good day.

Julie

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Carol,
Glad to know you had no damage. The news likes to scare us and I'm sure those further south definitely do have it bad. Sinkholes and cranes falling off buildings are especially scary.

Happy Birthday Bev! emoticon Which day is yours? Mine is coming Wednesday. The big 63! To celebrate I am taking the day off of work and going to a workshop at guild that morning. We are making charity quilts that morning and at 1 our new year kicks off. I think we're in our 32 or 33rd year and I am the only charter member left that still attends. The only other one is in a nursing home. Looking forward to this year, it looks like they put a good program together for us.
Have a good day. Linda

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I live in Florida and we were hardly grazed with a bit of rain but we are far west in the panhandle. Daytona might have been okay as the storm went up the west coast and was downgraded by the time it got north and Daytona is on the east coast. The news might be overated in Daytona but I'm sure those in Naples and Miami, Key WEst and The Islands would not agree. Friends in Savannah had a flooded back yard and spare room. Jacksonville got flooding and Daytona is south of there. It just is going to depend on where you are. And I here sinkholes are happening. That is a major fright in south FLroida. Carol

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My ds and daught in law are in Daytona and he texted me yesterday that the news was over exaggerating the storm.
For anyone in Florida, can you give me your perspective.

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Bev - Happy birthday!

Bev & Carol (and anyone else in Irma's path) - Be safe!

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Bev - Happy Birthday!

I've been nervously tracking Irma as it shifts west and starts to track over your and Carol's towns. Stay safe and dry. Keeping you guys in my thoughts.

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